Anyone who thinks violinists belong in a stuffy concert hall has never met Caitlin Moe. The bubbly blonde brandishes her electric violin like a rock star as she performs with the likes of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and hot NYC DJ Mia Moretti—all while pulling out seriously back-bending moves in leather, lace, and short hems that would make Beethoven blush. We recently caught up with this eclectic rule-breaker to find out who influences her signature style, her secrets for a flawless face, and some advice all would-be violinists (or anyone wanting to make it hard) should keep in mind. Hint: don't listen to your teachers!
Photographed by Sunny Shokrae